Last Thursday, “Noho Hewa” screened 3 times at Maui Community College. Liko A’e Native Hawaiian Scholarship Program, Ho?okahua Project and Hawaiian Studies sponsored my trip there. On the following day, a talk-story with Kaleikoa Ka’eo, myself and about 15 other people took place and was taped for their public access channel. Mahalo nui to the hundreds of people who attended those events and Kaleikoa, Kahele Dukelow, Malia Davidson and everyone who helped with organizing. I especially want to mahalo the kupuna for coming out and the individuals who shared their mana’o and moolelo. It was truly inspiring.
And last night, Sunday, “Noho Hewa” screened at the Nanakuli Intermediate/High School cafeteria. There were over 200 people in attendance and plenty folks stayed for the talk story after, which was, in part, focused on informing people about what the state of Hawaii is attempting to do (via a writ) at the U.S. Supreme Court right now. There is a demonstration today, 11:30am at the state Capitol and there will be others in the upcoming weeks. Mahalo to Lucy Gay, Walterbea Aldeguer, Uncle Black and everyone who organzied this event. And mahalo nui to the Malama Makua folks for the beautiful oli and lei, and to William Aila for keeping the talk-story grounded in Waianae, but connected to all of Hawaii Nei.